Eric a. Feldman

Eric A. Feldman

International Law, Medical Ethics & Health Policy

Heimbold Chair in International Law,
Deputy Dean for International Programs,
University of Pennsylvania
Carey Law School

Eric A. Feldman is the Heimbold Chair in International Law and Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. He also serves as Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and Deputy Dean for International Programs. Eric Feldman’s expertise is in Japanese law, comparative public health law, torts, and law and society. His books and articles explore the comparative dimensions of rights, dispute resolution, and legal culture, often in the context of urgent policy issues, including the regulation of smoking, electronic cigarettes, HIV/AIDS, and natural and nuclear disasters. Feldman has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in Japan and has received grants and fellowships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Bar Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. He is the author of The Ritual of Rights in Japan: Law, Society, and Health Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and co-editor of Blood Feuds: AIDS, Blood, and the Politics of Medical Disaster (Oxford University Press, 1999) and Unfiltered: Conflicts over Tobacco Policy and Public Health (Harvard University Press, 2004). He has published many articles in prominent journals, including the California Law Review, Law in Japan, American Journal of Comparative Law, Social and Legal Studies, Hastings Center Report, Lancet, Law and Society Review, New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine. He holds a BA degree from Vassar, and JD and PhD degrees from University of California Berkeley.


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